Patent of the month: Diamond aggregate sorting apparatus

Dr Jennifer Unsworth of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers describes a machine that knows a boart from a gemstone.

Not so crystalline

An understanding of non-crystalline uranium could help with mine site restoration, as Ellis Davies reports.

Best foot forward for gait recognition

Not only could CSIRO’s new wearable technology generate its power from footsteps – it could use a wearer’s gait for identification, too.

Exploring the ocean's reserves

Natalie Daniels reports from this year’s Deep Sea Mining Summit

October trials for Bloodhound SSC

Despite delays to its land speed record attempt, the Bloodhound SSC will see first track tests in October 2017.